Once upon a time there was a wife who desperately needed to come up with something for dinner that would not require going out to the store in the bitter cold with her four small children. She scavenged her kitchen cupboards and fridge but, to her dismay, all she could find were some potatoes, butter, half of a yellow onion, and a package of bacon. She wrapped her sweater on tighter, shrugged her shoulders, and loathed, “Well, I guess I’ll try and make something with these.” This little experiment resulted in a delicious and hearty meal that both warmed her and her family’s tummies and satisfied their taste buds. Her husband – a “meat and potatoes” type of guy – heartily approved and even requested an encore of this in the near future. The wife leaned back in her chair and smiled, pleased and surprised to see how a few simple ingredients – combined and cooked in the right way together – could produce such satisfying results.
10 – 12 Small golden (or red) potatoes
1/2 stick to 1 stick of Butter (melted)
1 Onion (I used yellow)
1/2 – 1 whole package of bacon
Salt & Pepper
1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Spread butter around the bottom and sides of a large casserole pan.
3. Cut the potatoes into quarters or smaller if you prefer.
4. Dump cut-up potatoes into the greased casserole pan.
5. Pour desired amount of melted butter over the potatoes.
6. Season with salt, pepper, (other options: Italian seasoning, Oregano, Basil, etc).
7. Stick the potatoes into the pre-heated oven and bake for about 30 – 40 minutes until golden brown and soft when poked.
While the potatoes are baking…
8. Cut your bacon into bite-sized pieces and slice up your onion. (I usually only use about half of an onion but you can use a whole one if you prefer.)
9. Heat up about 1 tsp of oil/butter in a skillet pan on the stove.
10. Fry your bacon and onion together in this skillet, covering it and stirring it intermittently until the bacon is fully-cooked to your liking. (About 10 – 15 minutes.)
11. IMPORTANT: Once your bacon is cooked, drain the excess fat! (I forgot this step and while it tasted good, it was a little too heavy on the digestive system.)
12. Once your potatoes are baked, get them out and scoop the cooked bacon and onions over the baked potatoes.
13. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
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